Thursday, August 27, 2009

Back To School

I've been wanting to get back up the hill hiking again, but Max has been home sick for the past couple of days. I'm not sure if he's going back to school tomorrow, we'll see.

There's a spot of the trail were I'm suddenly reminded that there could be mountain lions around. Have I mentioned this before? I forget all about them, then I hit this spot, it's very close to the spot in this photo, and I get goosebumps. I look all around, see no scary big-cats, but I realize that I'm about half an hour from the safety of my car. I don't think anyone has seen a mountain lion up there for awhile, but I talked to a lady who saw a bobcat one time. She said, it walked across the path in front of her.

Tonight was back to school night for Sarah. Mom went with me. She's much better at paying attention than I am. Sarah's very excited about this school year and after listening to her teacher I can see why. That guy sounds like he's into everything. He's got a huge selection of classroom books, they've got a Nature Shelf, classroom pets, they run everyday and do PE daily, they do art all the time and he has a points system for rewards. He's got some great ideas.

Last year, when I still worked at the school, he really annoyed me on a couple of occasions, but his kids seemed to love him. I think I let my frustration with some of the other teachers color my opinion of him. I hate when I do that. I try to have an open mind. It's something that I pride myself on, but sometimes I'm stubborn and sometimes I'm wrong.

Oh, well. I'm a work in progress and I hope to get it right some day.


Homemom3 said...

Oh wow, yes I have always wondered about that when you write about hiking. But I'm a scaredy-cat when it comes to places with tons of trees and green bushes. It wasn't anything we were scared of in Mojave Desert but it was all flat land, you were worried about Mojave Greens (a snake) or scorpions though. The area is beautiful though, I can see why you hike it.

Back to school night is always fun. We missed the back to school picnic they had last night as I have class during the same time and we would've only made it for about 15 minutes. I can't wait for back to school night though or parent night at soccerboy's school. I always bring my list of questions too. I did miss the PTA meeting last night though as we got the information that afternoon. :( Hope you enjoyed BTS Night, it sounds like Sarah has a great teacher on her hands.

Askew To You said...

She really does and she's very excited. A good teacher makes all the difference.

We have a lot of rattlers out here. I haven't seen one in two Summers, but I'm always keeping an eye out.